Erlanger Health System
Description Job Summary: A licensed medical lab technologist performs and develops a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgment and using both manual and automated methods. The employee performs chemical, microscopic, and bacteriological testing of body fluids to obtain data for diagnosis and treatment of disease under the direction of a team leader. He\/she works closely with the team leader and team members in an atmosphere of continuous improvement. He\/she performs other duties as assigned by a team leader and\/or operations manager. Education: Required: Training in an approved school of medical technology. Preferred: Associates degree with major in biological science or related field plus one year of training in an approved school of medical technology. Experience: Required: Clinical laboratory experience Preferred: Clinical Laboratory experience Position Requirement(s): License\/Certification\/Registration Required: Licensed as a MLT by the State of Tennessee Laboratory Licensing Board Preferred: Licensed as a MLT by the State of Tennessee Laboratory Licensing Board, or national certification agency, ASCP, or ASMT. Department Position Summary: Core competencies required of an MLT include the performance of chemical, microscopic, and bacteriological testing of body fluids dependent upon the specific area of the laboratory. Other core competencies include the possession of an independent judgment, and the development of laboratory procedures. An MLT must be knowledgeable of the paperwork necessary to their job function. He\/she must be able to interact with the employees and customers. Other core competencies are specific to each section of the laboratory. The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his\/her section. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient\ufffds requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit\ufffds policies and procedures.
Erlanger Health System
Website : http://www.erlanger.org
The Erlanger Health System is a multi-hospital system with five hospitals based in Chattanooga: the Baroness Hospital, Children's Hospital at Erlanger, Erlanger North Hospital, Erlanger East Hospital, and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital, located in Pikeville, TN. Erlanger is the 7th largest public hospital in the United States and has been recognized as "Chattanooga's number one hospital" by U.S. News and World Report. Erlanger is the tri-state region's only Level One Trauma Center, providing the highest level of trauma care for adults. Erlanger has five LIFE FORCE air ambulances in its fleet, two based in Tennessee, two in North Georgia and one in Winchester, TN. Children's Hospital at Erlanger houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as a pediatric trauma team, Emergency Center, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.